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The Huffington Post is an Internet webzine featuring mostly left-liberal participants. It was launched as a commercial venture on May 9, 2005, and takes its name from its creator Arianna Huffington, a “progressive independent” syndicated columnist, author, and media personality. The publication is the subject of an explosive new report titled, “Anti-Semitism and Israel-Hatred on Huffington Post.” […]

David Brooks: Obama is the Pragmatic Leviathan – NYTimes.com


When I was in college, I was assigned “Leviathan,” by Thomas Hobbes. On the cover was an image from the first edition of the book, published in 1651. It shows the British nation as a large man. The people make up the muscles and flesh. Then at the top, there is the king, who is […]

The Most Ridiculous Tweet Today: NBC Newser Mitchell Tweets about Tweets


I don’t know about you, but when I think about the ultimate in cool, the person furthest from my mind would probably be NBC’s Andrea Mitchell.
But GREAT NEWS, the doyenne of the D.C.  bureau stopped down long enough today to point out the ultimate in tweeting cool:
how cool is it that obama just tweeted on [...]

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Ross Douthat: Prisons of Our Own Making – NYTimes.com


If you’re a governor with presidential aspirations, you should never, under any circumstances, pardon a convict or reduce a sentence. That’s the lesson everyone seems to have drawn from the dreadful case of Maurice Clemmons, an Arkansas native who murdered four Lakewood, Wash., police officers over Thanksgiving weekend — nine years after Mike Huckabee, then […]

David Brooks: The Hanukkah Story, NYTimes.com


Tonight Jewish kids will light the menorah, spin their dreidels and get their presents, but Hanukkah is the most adult of holidays. It commemorates an event in which the good guys did horrible things, the bad guys did good things and in which everybody is flummoxed by insoluble conflicts that remain with us today. It’s […]

Expect a Very Progressive Economic Future


As usual, Fox News host Glenn Beck is proving himself to be one of the few commentators on cable news willing to actually report what happens in Washington, D.C. On his show last Friday, Beck explained whom President Barack Obama relies on to shape his economic policy and what this means. His (and my) conclusion: be [...]

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ROSS DOUTHAT: Europe’s Minaret Moment, NYTimes.com


Op-Ed Columnist – Europe’s Minaret Moment – NYTimes.com.

Media Matters denounces global warming ‘false claims’ (no, not those ones…)


Back in July, Media Matters scolded conservative columnists George Will and Mark Steyn for making “false claims” about global warming:
In his July 23 Washington Post column, George Will repeated National Review Online columnist Mark Steyn’s false claim that “[i]f you’re 29, there has been no global warming for your entire adult life. If you’re graduating [...]